Empower Parents Enable Breastfeeding Now and The Future

Empower Parents Enable Breastfeeding Now and The Future

A Parent/Family Focused Event in Celebration of Canada's Breastfeeding Week

Saturday October 5, 2019

9:30 am - 10:00 am Registration

10:00 am - 10:45 am Teresa Pitman - Breastfeeding: A Blueprint for Life as a Parent
What the Biology of Breastfeeding Teaches Us About Being Human

Teresa Pitman has been a La Leche League Leader for over 40 years and is the author or co-author of 18 books on breastfeeding, birth and parenting including The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Sweet Sleep and Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding. Her most recent book, published earlier this year, is Baby-Led Weaning: The (Not So) Revolutionary Way to Start Solids and Make a Happy Eater. Teresa is the mother of four now-grown children and the grandmother of ten - all breastfed.

11:00 am - Latch On!
Door Prizes, and book signing

11:30 am - 12:30 Evelyn te Nyenhuis, RN, York Region Public Health, IBCLC
Truths and Myths of Breastfeeding - Empowered Decision Making
Breastfeeding/chestfeeding is a team effort. It also requires evidence-based unbiased information and a warm chain of support to create an enabling environment that empowers parents to breastfeed optimally.
Evelyn te Nyenhuis is a Registered Nurse since 1998 and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2006.
She has worked for the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Public Health, and currently for York Region Public Health’s Healthy Growth and Development program. She is lead for implementation and maintenance of the Baby-Friendly Initiative for York Region and chairs the Baby-Friendly Coalition. She developed the OPHA Decision Tool to identify potential conflicts of interest regarding events and the International Code of the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

Location - Aurora Public Library, Magna Room, 15145 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

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To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society